Happenings - Gigs

GIGS

After Curfew

After Curfew, a collective of past and present ITE students, return with youthful interpretations and mash-ups of familiar songs. Joining them is their vocal mentor Irene Jansen.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.15 & 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

SCO Community Series: A Musical Adventure At Pasir Ris Park

Organised in conjunction with NParks' Community In Nature initiative, this Singapore Chinese Orchestra concert, led by conductor Quek Ling Kiong, aims to engage the community in conserving Singapore's natural heritage. Nature-themed craft and activity booths will be set up from 3.30pm and families can participate in a race to learn about native biodiversity.

WHERE: Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Park (near Carpark C) MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm (concert) ADMISSION: Free INFO: For the Amazing Race, register at www.nparks.gov.sg/CINfamilyday. Go to www.sco.com.sg 

Ivor, Chris & Camille Lesslar

For the first time, three generations of Lesslars will perform together. Ivor was part of the tea dance scene in the 1960s. His son Chris is a singer-songwriter and has released music online, while his granddaughter Camille is an avid singer. The trio will perform music by Journey, John Denver and Jem And The Holograms.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 5.15, 6.15 & 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Airplay: Take Two

Critically acclaimed indie-pop group Take Two perform songs from their chart-topping debut EP, Pairs.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library, Square Garden MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: March 12, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


SPORTS

NTUC Income Run 350

This year's NTUC Income Run 350 is introducing new green initiatives. Cycle, skate or kickscoot through a 4km route in the new category Fun On Wheels to encourage use of eco-friendly transport. Other categories are a half-marathon, 10km run and 800m Kids Dash. The first 1,000 participants who show that their utility bills are under the national average for their household type will each receive a cash voucher from FairPrice.

WHERE: 1 Republic Boulevard, Marina Promenade, F1 Pit Building MRT: Promenade WHEN: April 10, 5am for first flag-off (half-marathon) ADMISSION: NTUC/nEbO Member/NTUC Income Policyholder: $53 (21.1km), $43 (10km), $13 (Kids Dash) & $43 (Fun On Wheels); public: $68 (21.1km), $58 (10km), $18 (Kids Dash) & $58 (Fun On Wheels)

INFO: Register at www.run350.com by Mon


TALKS

Medical Malpractice Litigations In Shanghai

Dr Zhang Wei, Assistant Professor at Singapore Management University's School of Law, will look at some of the mathematical indicators used to assess the performance of judges in China. He will also review judicial populism that has been well documented.

WHERE: 469A Bukit Timah Road, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block, East Asian Institute Conference Room, 06-01 MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-3715/ 6779-1037 INFO: www.eai.nus.edu.sg

Historia SG - Seeing the Invisible: Conservators And Conservation Scientists In The Heritage Conservation Centre

Representatives from the Heritage Conservation Centre will explore the challenges of conservation, from treatment to display, as well as why museums require particular environmental conditions and how they play an important role in preserving works in the national collection. Participants will also learn about conservation science.

WHERE: 93 Stamford Road, Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, Basement MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: To register, e-mail nhb_nm_lectures@nhb.gov.sg your name & contact number. Go to www.nationalmuseum.sg

Voices From The Ground

Four speakers present different perspectives of World War II based on the research and personal accounts of those who have lived through it. They will shed light on lesser-explored topics such as the pre- and post-war experiences of Singapore's small Japanese community, the buried wartime secrets at Adam Park Estate and stories of the war dead buried in Bukit Brown Cemetery. Part of Battle For Singapore 2016.

WHERE: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Sun, 1 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail nhb-battle-sg@nhb.gov.sg. Register at bsg2016.eventbrite.com

Olivia & Sophia

Modern Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles was married twice - first to Olivia and, after her death, to Sophia. How did the two women, who followed Raffles to Asia, see their husband? What was their understanding of the economic and geopolitical contexts of his life? Freelance writer Rosie Milne will address these questions as she talks about the history underpinning her latest novel, Olivia & Sophia.

WHERE: 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon, 11am - noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mml@fom.sg. Go to www.fom.sg

Elakkiyach Charal And The Role Of Singaporean Tamil Literature

Playwright T.T. Dhavamanni, poet Kavignareru Amallathasan and writer Pichinikkadu Elango discuss Elakkiyach Charal, an A-level text that features a diverse range of works by Singapore's Tamil literary voices. The talk, conducted in Tamil, also takes a look at the discourse of Tamil literature and its evolution here and in the region. It will be followed by a guided tour of the gallery, Making Of The Nation: Contributions Of Indians In Singapore. Suitable for 15- to 18-year-olds. Part of Words Go Round, a Singapore Writers Festival programme for students, teachers and the public.

WHERE: 5 Campbell Lane, Indian Heritage Centre, Activity Room MRT: Little India WHEN: Thu, 4.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.singaporewritersfestival.com/wgr

#ArtistsAnonymous: Photographers

Photographers Noor Iskandar and Yeo Kai Wen share the narratives behind their photos as well as techniques and practices.

WHERE: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, 03-12/04-11, Imagine, library@orchard MRT: Somerset WHEN: March 5, 2 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CLASSES

Lecture Demonstration: Perspectives On Khayal

This session by well-known Indian musicologist and one of the most respected writers on Hindustani music, Dr Deepak Raja , includes a demonstration and performance by local Hindustani vocal artist Ravindra Parchure.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, National Library building, The Black Box, Drama Centre MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail engagearts@gmail.com. Go to www.facebook.com/Engagearts

Dialogic Reading

This three-hour workshop highlights the discussion that takes place between children and adults as well as among children when reading together. Participants learn to promote dialogue through appropriate prompting questions.

WHERE: 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Heritage Place, Seminar Room, 02-08 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $47.38 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Coffee Mug Pottery Workshop With Elizabeth Gan

Learn to make your own coffee mug as Gan shares the considerations behind the functionality of the mug and ceramic processes.

WHERE: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall Tower 1, The Art Space @ Suntec, 01-448 MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: March 5, 3 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $88 (early bird by Mon), $108 (standard) INFO: Register at cmpotteryworkshop.peatix.com

Lightplay: #OOTD - Fashion Snaps

Learn how to capture the perfect outfit of the day (#OOTD) shot from stylish Instagrammers. Visit selected retail outlets in Orchard Gateway and use their clothing to style your shoot.

WHERE: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, 03-12/04-11, Imagine, library@orchard MRT: Somerset WHEN: March 6, 2 -5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration. Limited to 40 people TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Reading Comprehension Strategies For Children With Dyslexia

This workshop is for parents and teachers working with dyslexic children aged six to 10. Reading passages and graded word lists are provided to help participants better understand dyslexia.

WHERE: 21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Heritage Place, Seminar Room, 02-08 MRT: Bugis WHEN: March 19, 9.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $103.75 TEL: 6848-8297 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg


FESTIVALS

Singapore International Jazz Festival

SingJazz returns for the third year, with acts including Singapore-based music collective Darker Than Wax, neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote and Grammy winner Joss Stone.

WHERE: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Event Plaza MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 4 - 6, 4pm ADMISSION: Advanced booking (one-day pass): $89 (Fri), $129 (Sat), $99 (Sun); advanced booking (two-day pass): $172 (Fri & Sat); $180 (Fri & Sun); $148 (Sat & Sun); advanced booking (three-day pass): $229; show days (one-day pass): $104 (Fri), $154 (Sat), $119 (Sun); VIP (one-day pass): $254 (not available for purchase on show days) TEL: 6688-8826 INFO: Tickets from entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/sing0316

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe